Putin invites Trump to Moscow for second meeting after Washington postponed plans

Saul Bowman
July 31, 2018

Rock, who is taking part in Miami in the IAPA's digital conference SipConnect 2018, said, "President Trump has little tolerance and he is annoyed by journalist questioning which he tends to describe as false news and he scorns".

Reflecting the unease among USA lawmakers, House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that Putin would not be invited to address Congress or visit the Capitol if he accepted Trump's invitation. Earlier, the White House said Trump would postpone his invitation for Putin to visit until next year because it believed Mueller's "witch hunt" would be over by then.

He added that he would consider a visit to Washington but noted there must be "necessary conditions", without further explanation.

The Hill reports that while Russians oppose this proposal and other aspects of Putin's domestic policies, he has received mostly positive reactions to his performance at the recent Helsinki summit he held with President Donald Trump.

In the earlier meeting, Ms. Collins asked the president questions about hot-topic news stories, a standard move for pool reporters, who are assigned in limited-capacity events to represent all journalists covering the White House.

The first summit between Putin and Trump took place this month in Helsinki.

President Donald Trump calls on a reporter before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC.

"If I were running CNN, I would tell the news professionals to stick to the facts and avoid making disparaging comments about Trump", he told AFP.

"The Summit with Russian Federation was a great success, except with the real enemy of the people, the Fake News Media", Trump said on Twitter. Until Thursday, when Putin's painting showed up, Trump's portrait had drawn exactly $0.

The idea of Trump allowing the Americans to be interrogated by Russian investigators has been slammed by Trump's opponents in both Democratic and Republican camps in the past few days.

"Having a war declaration or having that level of antagonism with the press does not help the President, does not serve his interests going into the midterms or the reelection", he said.

The rouble fell 1.2 % last Tuesday after two United States senators said in a statement they had begun working on new sanctions that would, among other things, take aim at Russian sovereign debt.

In the final entry of a three-tweet series, the president said: "I did not know of the meeting with my son, Don Jr".

Shine subsequently "disinvited" that reporter from the pop-up presser later in the day in the Rose Garden, presumably in retaliation for the reporter asking uncomfortable questions.

He was referring to the federal investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election and whether Trump's campaign assisted or was aware of the efforts.

Visitors to the Colorado state capitol building can wander down a hall and gaze at portraits of the presidents of the United States. "If so, people would be trying to put resources behind it", said Thompson, noting that earlier this year the White House eliminated the post of cybersecurity coordinator. "But I'm very confident that whether it be with that network or any network or any members of the media, that we'll continue to work in a way that ensures the access of the American people to this administration".

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